Local roundup: Gray, Craig to play in CHSCA All-Star Festival
Two local seniors - Ledyard's Darnay Gray and Waterford's Donny Craig - have been selected to play in the 39th annual Connecticut High School Coaches Association All-Star Festival on Wednesday, March 26, at Branford High School.
Gray will play in the Class L/LL all-star game, which is scheduled to tip at 7:45 p.m., while Craig will play in the Class S/M game, which starts at 6:15.
The game will also feature three other Eastern Connecticut Conference players, Bacon Academy's and Plainfield's Ryan Pambuku in the Class S/M game and Woodstock Academy's Chris Lowry in the Class L/LL game.
Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children with proceeds to benefit the CHSCA and the Wounded Warrior Project.
• Stonington's Doug Domnarski pitched a five-inning no-hitter as UConn Avery Point defeated Inside Pitch Academy of Canada 25-0 to split a doubleheader in Vero Beach, Fla. The Pointers (6-3) lost the opener to Riverland CC (Minn.), 9-2. Domnarski did not walk a batter, hit one and struck out eight while Kevin Hall led the offense with four hits and three runs scored.
In addition, Alex Miller had three hits, four runs, four RBI and a three-run homer, New London's Matt Greene had three and three RBI, Chris Mayhew had three hits and scored twice, Nick Parrelli had two hits, two runs and two RBI and Alex Lafevre had two hits and two RBI. In the opener, Nick Landell had two hits and drove in a run.
• Coast Guard Academy's Jessie Richardson was named New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference Player of the Week in softball. The junior catcher batted .720 (18-for-25) with a .700 on-base percentage and .920 slugging percentage (23 total bases). She went 16-for-17 with seven of her 10 RBI for the week during one stretch and also had three doubles, a triple, three walks, four stolen bases and 10 runs.
• Mitchell College's Joshua Ford, a senior forward was named to the D3hoops.com All-Northeast Region second team. Ford, the New England Collegiate Conference Player of the Year, led the NECC in scoring (21.9), rebounding (12.5) and double-doubles (14) in leading the Mariners to their first NECC tournament title and an NCAA tournament bid.
• Mitchell's Neftali Arroyo was named NECC Player of the Week in baseball while teammate Tyler Shamas was named Pitcher of the Week. Arroyo batted .438 as the Mariners went 5-1 to close out their spring trip to Florida with eight RBI, nine runs, two home runs, two doubles and a triple. Shamas was 2-0 with a 1.93 ERA with a pair of complete game wins, striking out 20 over 14 innings.
• Mitchell freshman JD LeMay was a repeat selection as NECC Rookie of the Week in men's lacrosse. A goalie, LeMay made 11 saves during an 11-5 win over SUNY Cobleskill, tying his season-low for goals allowed.
• Plymouth State's Tucker Regan, a senior from Niantic, was named Little East Conference Pitcher of the Week. Regan went 2-0 with a 0.75 ERA in his first two games of the season, allowing only one run on five hits over 12 innings with two walks and 10 strikeouits. He pitched a complete game (seven innings) two-hitter to defeat Plattsburgh State (N.Y.) 6-0.
• Eastern Connecticut State University's Paige Schneider, a freshman midfielder from East Lyme, was named Little East Defensive Player of the Week in women's lacrosse. Schneider came off the bench against Salve Regina to cause four turnovers, pick up three ground balls, win one draw and score a goal. She has scored five goals, second on the team, in four games this season for the Warriors.
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